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ID CAC Card Processing
Area F, Bldg 1403
Aviano Italy 33081
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
Figuring out the best way to get around is important when you’re in a new installation. It’s useful to understand the various regulations, local laws as well as license and registration requirements. Whether you need a driver’s license, transport a car overseas or want help buying a car, there are people to assist you at your new installation. Check out the topics below to find information and regulations on vehicles and registration at your base.
AFI License: Application Process/Requirements
Age Requirements: Be 18 years of age or older with a valid driver’s license.
AFI Study Material: Obtain study guide & other information relevant to driving in Italy and Apply for AFI License through 31 PCS Welcome Site.
Complete online test:
Attend Traffic Safety Briefing
Conducted Wednesday's during Newcomer’s Orientation/Wyvern Welcome as it is called. Call the Military & Family Readiness Center at 314-632-5407 for more information on the Newcomer Orientation brief.
Submit application online or by walk-in:
You must upload or bring in
Please allow 3 full business days after all above requirements are met for the license to be completed. This may vary depending on how many applications need to be processed.
Check the expiration date of your current driver’s license before you leave the states!
All privately owned vehicles must be inspected and registered on base. Please refer to the Household Goods Section for information on how to track the shipment of your car, and to find contact information for the Aviano Vehicle Processing Center.
Three Vehicle Limitation
Based on the NATO Status of Forces Agreement for Italy, the maximum amount of vehicles allowed are three vehicles at one time at Aviano. Please note that motorcycles are also counted as vehicles. Mopeds under 50 cc and trailers are NOT counted towards your three vehicles.
Many streets and parking spaces are a tight fit for large vehicles. Also, gas is expensive. Command-sponsored individuals will receive authorization to purchase gas vouchers at a reduced price, but the number of liters authorized is based on the size of the engine and is only for one vehicle. Some members do fine; some regret shipping a large vehicle.
New and used cars are readily available in Italy, from dealers and private sellers. Used vehicles may be more expensive than similar models sold stateside. Used vehicles with automatic transmissions are more difficult to find. The "Lemon Lot" is located near the Commissary parking lot; your sponsor can help you find other advertising, as well as dealer locations. Remember to be judicious when entering into any transaction! There is no tax when purchasing a new car from one of the military-affiliated dealers, but many states will charge their state sales tax if/when you ship it and register it there. Be aware that if you purchase a vehicle that does not have U.S. specifications (specs), you may not be authorized to ship it out. If financing, it is best to get pre-approved through a bona fide financial institution. The Military and Family Readiness Center offers appointments to check your credit report/credit score and make a spending plan (budget).
Vehicle insurance, especially full coverage, is very expensive in Italy because of the high minimum coverages required. Be sure to factor this into your budget. Costs are based on the usual insurance determinants, and full coverage is more expensive than liability-only coverage. The only two American auto insurance companies are GEICO and USAA.
Italy Age limits for motorcycle riders:
Note: If motorcycle rider has had a motorcycle endorsement for at least two years, the age limit to ride any size motorcycle is reduced from age 24 to age 20. (Must show proof by providing current license greater than two years old with endorsement or Department of Motor Vehicle paperwork showing the issuance of a motorcycle endorsement at least two years ago.)
Due to these Italian requirements, some personnel choose not to ship their motorcycle, as they may not be able to ride it.
With this being an overseas location, there are no State laws.